The Nissan Skyline model, which is still produced in Japan as a sedan (sold under the name Infiniti Q50 in other markets), after a generation change will turn into a whole line of cars with different body types. Under this name, a four-door coupe and a crossover may begin to be produced, Best Car reports, citing its own source.
According to preliminary data, the concept of the Nissan Skyline crossover will be close to the new Infiniti QX55 cross-coupe, the ideological successor to the famous Infiniti FX model. Such a car is equipped with an innovative 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine with variable compression ratio, which develops 249 hp. and 380 Nm of torque. The unit works together with a variator and an all-wheel drive system.
This is not the first time a vehicle with a high ground clearance has received the name Skyline. For example, from 2009 to 2016, Nissan produced the Skyline Crossover, a Japanese version of the Infiniti EX37, the predecessor of the current Infiniti QX50.
Thus, Nissan is not going to abandon the Skyline name, which the Japanese have been using for their cars for more than half a century. In 1957, Prince Motor, which became part of Nissan in 1966, began producing a luxury model with this name. The model, which has since changed 13 generations, was produced mainly in the form of sedans and sports coupes.
The current Nissan Skyline sedan has been produced since 2013.